Cases

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Galloway v Ali-Khan

Contempt of Court - Breach of Undertakings - Whether to accept admissions

[2018] EWHC 780 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division, Media and Communications List

Judge Warby J

Clarkson Plc v Person or Persons Unknown

Breach of Confidence - Injunction Against Person(s) Unknown - Application for Default Judgment and permanent injunction on paper - CPR 23.8 - Derogations from Open Justice 

[2018] EWHC 417 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division, Media and Communications List

Judge Warby J

Blue v Ashley v Times Newspapers Limited

Open Justice - Disclosure - Application by a non-party for court documents - Power of the court to provide documents to a non-party - CPR 5.4C - CPR 32.12 -  CPR 32.13

[2017] EWHC 1553 (Comm) - Commercial Court

Judge Mr Justice Leggatt

Rhodes (previously “MLA”) v OPO

Elements of the tort of Wilkinson v Downton - interim injunction - article 10 - freedom of expression - whether Wilkinson v Downton should operate to prohibit a writer from telling a true autobiographical account of his upbringing which risks causing psychological harm to his son

[2015] UKSC 32 - Supreme Court

Judge Lord Neuberger PSC, Lady Hale DPSC, Lord Clarke, Lord Wilson, Lord Toulson

Mionis v Democratic Press SA

Defamation - Libel - Foreign Parties - Settlement of Action by way of Tomlin Order - Whether contractual undertakings restricting freedom of expression had been breached - Whether contractual undertakings restricting freedom of expression should be coverted into an injunction - Whether an inquiry as to damages should be ordered - Applications for Derogations from Open Justice - Hearing in Private- Restrictions on Access to Papers

[2014] EWHC 4104 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sir David Eady

Qadir v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - qualified privilege - s 15 Defamation Act 1996 - Schedule to 1996 Act - document on public register - Particulars of Claim - extract - fair and accurate - of public concern - publication for public benefit - malice - recklessness - indifference -  common law qualified privilege - court reporting - contemporaneous - s14 Defamation Act 1996 - absolute privilege

[2012] EWHC 2606 (QB); [2013] EMLR 15 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J